Why the Volkswagen ID Buzz must use all its charm to conquer the Netherlands

The Volkswagen ID. Buzz is finally at the Dutch dealers. The charms of the electric van are big, so hold on to your wallet. Because the Volkswagen ID is that expensive. Buzz!

With a well-filled order book, the Dutch Volkswagen importer can speak of a successful introduction of the ID. Buzz. Only the majority of the ordered cars concern the ID. Buzz Cargo, the van version. The question is how many private individuals are tempted to purchase an ID. Buzz. Sure, he triggers a lot of warm VW van feelings. At the same time, he requires a very well-filled wallet.

Range Volkswagen ID. Buzz

We have to admit it: the introductory versions 1ST and 1ST Max make the ID. Buzz a charming appearance. Although it is and remains essentially … a van. Unfortunately, the debutants are also quite pricey. There will be slightly more affordable implementation variants in the long term, but they will of course become less complete. We don’t expect an ID. Buzz comes with a smaller battery pack or a less powerful motor. So far, 77 kWh and a 204 hp electric motor are standard. The maximum official range is therefore 413 kilometers.

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Prices and versions Volkswagen ID. Buzz

The ID. Buzz 1ST comes standard on 20-inch wheels and is equipped with ArtVelours upholstery, a white multimedia system, an armrest for the front seats, a heated steering wheel, partial leatherette door trim and adjustable ambient lighting. The multimedia package includes the Discover Pro navigation system including streaming and internet, a 10-inch touchscreen, wireless phone charger, voice control and 9 speakers.

The design package includes intelligent LED headlights with intermediate light strip, high beam assist and aluminum pedals. The Open & Close package Plus includes keyless entry & go, an electrically operated tailgate and two electrically operated sliding doors. Consumer price for all this beauty: 69,990 euros!

Surcharge duotone paint ID. Buzz

By the way, don’t think that you get the chill green-white, orange-white or yellow-white ID.Buzz for that 70 grand. The dealer asks 2830 euros extra for that beautiful two-tone paint. The standard color of the Volkswagen ID.Buzz is not white, but silver gray metallic. In fact, you also have to pay extra for white: 300 euros to be precise. Anyway, without further extras, you pay for a two-tone Volkswagen ID. Buzz in passenger version at least 72,820 euros. Pooh.

Why the Volkswagen ID Buzz must use all its charm to conquer the Netherlands

How much does the Volkswagen ID. Buzz 1ST Max?

For 74,590 euros you have the ID. Buzz 1ST Max. It is certainly standard duotone? Unfortunately! The 1ST Max also rolls off the production line in silver grey. What the ST Max does have as standard over the regular 1ST are 21-inch alloy wheels, a more complete multimedia package, more active safety systems and a comfort package. In summary, you have electrically adjustable and heated seats, a larger touch screen, a 360-degree camera, a blind spot sensor, parking assistance with memory and a variable load space. In the charming two-tone version, the Volkswagen ID. Buzz 1ST Max 77,420 euros.

Why the Volkswagen ID Buzz must use all its charm to conquer the Netherlands
Why the Volkswagen ID Buzz must use all its charm to conquer the Netherlands

As expensive as electric Mercedes EQE

Phew, that is a lot of money for a private person. Of course, in addition to the charming looks, you also get a lot of space, but for now the Volkswagen ID. Buzz just a five-seater. The (extended) ID. Seven-seat Buzz won’t arrive until sometime in 2023. In that sense, the ID. Buzz is currently no more than an electric Mercedes EQE (245 hp, from 69,002 euros). In terms of range, the Mercedes EQE driver is by far the best. His car travels 622 kilometers on a full battery (WLTP).

ID. Buzz Cargo almost 25,000 euros cheaper

Who an ID. Buzz with gray license plate, the ID. Buzz Cargo is much cheaper: 46,200 euros (excl. VAT). Only then you have a much simpler – not to say: gloomier – interior and you drive around on steel wheels with hubcaps and balloon tires …


Source: Autoreview.nl by www.autoreview.nl.

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